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  1. Codman ventriculostomy without monitoring
    A clamped drain for an open crani is ok because the skull is open. The bone flap is removed and the brain is able to expand. ICP is no longer a problem.....Hyperventilation and medications can also...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  2. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?
    I am perfectly aware that lots of people can manage home vents; including home health aides or even a blind person....they are easy to manage. The OP has been posting about this issue since October...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?
    I was trying to help you......by replying to numerous posts from you. Then you started getting ****** with me. Don't turn this around on me..... All ventilators that I work with have low pressure...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?
    I assumed you are not responsible for managing the vent because you clearly don't know how to manage a ventilator based on your previous posts. I can't answer these questions for you. I am not...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is the weirdest thing someone has been admitted to the hospital for?
    Pt. came direct to O.R. from E.D. with frozen gerbil in colon. Exploratory laparotomy for removal or gerbil. Good times.....
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Drug choice during intubation
    Nothing wrong with what you said about giving a non-depolarizer without airway secured; you can never be too safe. Therefore, you can never go wrong with Succs (As long as it is not...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Sedation and Hypotension
    You are right, this forum is a good educational tool for the person presenting the case. We often do Morbidity and Mortality presentations in our anesthesia dept to discuss "cases that went south"...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Sedation and Hypotension
    Wow! All the wrong drugs were used in this case for both muscle relaxation and sedation. What kind of a doctor orders these drugs? Atracurium is a dead drug.....I can't even believe that a...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Succ vs Etomidate
    Amidate is a pretty forgiving drug therefore it is a good choice for inducing critical care pts. It is very cardiac stable and often pts. will continue to breathe, unlike propofol which can...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Succ vs Etomidate
    Succs is avoided in pts who have been bedridden or pts with a high serum K. Due to the mechanism of action of the drug, it causes K to be released from the motor end plate. Therefore it is avoided...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Succ vs Etomidate
    "Succs" or Succinylcholine is a muscle relaxant. Etomidate is an anesthesia induction drug causing hypnosis. You never give Succs alone without Etomidate or some other drug for induction of...
    Nov 24, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. lab values
    I tried but it didn't come out right; sorry
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. lab values
    Hgb Na Cl BUN WBC>----- <Plt -----|------|------ <Glu Hct K C02 Cr
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?
    What mode of ventilation were you using? Who is responsible for managing the ventilator? I'm assuming that you are not. Talk to the person who is responsible for ventilator management in your...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. One carpal spasm question-please guess
    I can't say I have ever seen a pt. with a carpal spasm secondary to C-spine nerve impingement. Usually they present with paresthesias (numbness/tingling in upper extremities)
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. One carpal spasm question-please guess
    Not sure I understand? Can you elaborate?
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. One carpal spasm question-please guess
    The answer is B
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. medication error
    I am unfamiliar with dialysis line dosing and Heparin BUT 85,000 Units seems off. Are you sure it isn't 5,000 per mL? 85,000 Units of Heparin is more than you would give before you place a pt. on...
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. removal from life support question
    Really? Please provide some evidence based rationale for your response. Maybe you should "keep educating yourself" regarding seizures and brain death.....
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?
    All mechanical ventilation utilizes positive pressure to deliver a respiration. In contrast, a spontaneous breathing patient respires using negative pressure. If the ventilator is set to deliver...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. non-rebreather vs oxymask
    Theoretically, it delivers 100% FiO2 but due to lack of airtight fit of NRB mask on face; 80-85% is an accurate statement. The only way to deliver 100% FiO2 accurately is via airtight ventilation via...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. non-rebreather vs oxymask
    NRB mask is designed to delivers 100% FiO2 whereas a SM delivers 60% FiO2.
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. The Things I've Seen Today...
    No problem at all!
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The Things I've Seen Today...
    Dude....you have made it more than clear that you deal with idiot co-workers and how you are more superior than the other nurses around you. All I am saying is that talking smack about your fellow...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Things I've Seen Today...
    Rhody34 diva rn is just telling you how it is bro! Sorry if the truth hurts. P.S. You aren't even a nurse yet, you shouldn't be listening to other nurses complaining about their jobs all...
    Sep 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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